Do I not learn my lesson or just not give up?

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If you've been reading my posts, you know that I've been working on a very important project, for which I have put everything else on hold.

I have worked so hard on this project while still working my 'day-time job' and trying to balance family life that I drove myself to bed with temperatures of over 38º for three days straight.

I called these my forced days off.

Well, they were indeed forced, but not only by my physical inability to work...

I had finished the initial phase of my project and it was being tested.

The first test has finished and a few tweaks are required for a proper launch.

Now, I am still at, let's say 60% but I'm already obsessing again, and I don't seem to have learned my lesson.

I jumped straight into fixing what has to be fixed, and am already putting too much energy into it before I've even regained it.

But I can't stop myself, I'm obsessed about finishing and launching my 'baby'.

What do you think?

Should I take this easier or just run with it and let this obsession drive me to success?

Could I be just digging myself a deeper grave?

Who knows?

Should I be afraid? I'm not...

Back to work...

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Hi Fran,
Make sure you persevere all the way. Something great awaits you.

Thank you very much for your motivation Joseph!

Are you an Aquarian by chance?? LOL

I think that if you 'take time off' it will drive you bug nuts. (Crazy).
You won't enjoy the time away if 'Baby' is in the corner... Nobody puts 'Baby' in a corner!! (Re: Dirty Dancing circa... looong time ago).

Make time for Family, yes... but finish 'Baby', and get it launched, then break.


I agree, Shaunna. My brain won't stop until my baby is not mine anymore. You get me.

I spent the whole day finishing up the necessary tweaks, tomorrow should be the last push.

I am a Leo, actually.

Ooo.... even more stubborn... I mean driven than an Aquarian

Hahaha, I'm fine with stubborn.

"Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn't fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

Fran, if you are very passionate about your project. I think you should follow your heart.

But take good care of yourself first. With over 38º for three days straight, that's not good. You need a nice break and some good sleep.

Thank you so much for your advice, Amy.

I am starting to recover now but still moving in the right direction with the project, I think that means everything's in balance. At least I hope so.

Thank you again!

You're very welcome Fran.
That's a good sign. I believe all your effort will pay off.

Luckily I can force myself to step back otherwise I would keep on going, but then all would get to stressed out. So I have a plan in place for the work and follow up if something happens then need to adjust the schedule. But not squeeze all in on the same day.
Have a great day

Thank you, Tommy. That sounds like a good way to keep the balance.

You can do this Fran!
Can't wait to hear the outcome of all your hard work.

Thank you so much, Louise. I really appreciate your support.

Be well and healthy friend! Your project will be a bigger success when you're healthy enough to enjoy it.

Thank you, Max. I will do my best to find some balance.

Thanks. I can be a bit intense about the health thing. My reasoning is I've wanted to stay healthy and as young as possible to hold out for an opportunity like this and I found it.

I understand, I'm a bit of a health freak myself with nutrition, exercise, etc, but for the first time in years I am letting go of some of my usual health habits (might not be a good idea).

I think obsession goes with the territory, Fran.

I hope your launch is a massive success. Let us know how it goes.

All the best

Thank you so much, Phil. I will sure will, my WA family will be the first to know.

I appreciate your wishes.

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